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October 8, 2013 at 11:17 AM
The Associated Press
SHELTON — The Washington State Patrol says two people have been killed in a collision on Highway 3 north of Shelton.
The crash Tuesday morning involved a commercial vehicle and passenger car.
August 9, 2013 at 6:59 AM
Baby ejected from car: A 10-month-old baby not buckled in a child seat was ejected from a car that spun out in a ditch near Shelton last night. Condition of the youngster isn’t yet available. The 20-year-old woman in the car wasn’t injured.
Are Seattle drinkers losing their taste for beer? Our FYI blogger Gene Balk writes about a study that says young people here aren’t chugging beer the way they used to. Are you drinking less beer in favor of something else such as hard liquor? Vote in our poll.
Ken Griffey Jr. and A-Rod: For an insightful look at both players when they were Mariners, have a look at this piece by former Times sports writer Bob Finnigan.
UPDATE: 9:45 a.m. | The Vancouver, Wash., woman missing while hiking in the Columbia Gorge has been found safe.
Missing hikers: A 51-year-old man is missing since splitting from his hiking partner in the Twin Lakes area Sunday, Aug. 4, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. The Bellingham Herald reports searchers have been looking for the man for several days but he had not been found as of last night. In a separate case, searchers in Multnomah County are looking for a woman who got lost during a hike yesterday near Wahkeena Springs and Devils Rest in the Columbia River Gorge. The Oregonian says the 44-year-old woman, who was not prepared to spend the night outdoors, became separated from her two other hiking companions who called 911.
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August 9, 2013 at 6:58 AM
SHELTON (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a baby who was not in a child seat was ejected from a car when it spun out into a ditch Thursday night near Shelton.
KBKW reports the 10-month-old boy was taken to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, condition unknown.
The 20-year-old woman driving the car was not injured.
March 13, 2013 at 7:08 PM
SHELTON — A Washington State Patrol spokesman says a 46-year-old trooper was accidentally shot in the leg Wednesday afternoon during a training exercise at the patrol’s academy in Shelton.
The Kitsap Sun reports that Sgt. Freddy Williams says the trooper suffered an entry wound to the thigh.
Williams said the trooper was stable and was being treated at a local hospital.
The trooper was not immediately identified. Additional details were not immediately released.
December 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Highway 101 between Hoodsport and Brinnon is open again after crews cleared fallen trees and plowed icy parts of the road today, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The 25-mile segment was closed yesterday after heavy snow snapped several trees onto the roadway. A 15-mile segment of 101 between state Route 3 near Shelton and Hoodsport, and a 7-mile portion of State Route 106 between Purdy Cutoff Road and Alderbrook also reopened earlier today.
WSDOT crews will remain on 101 throughout the evening to provide traffic control for Mason County PUD crews while they continue efforts to restore power to the area between Jorsted Creek and Eagle Creek Road. They’ll also be applying de-icer compounds and other roadway treatments to combat the freezing temperatures and ice expected around Hood Canal tonight.
November 21, 2012 at 7:20 AM
The Associate Press
SHELTON — A Shelton woman was shot when she opened her door to two men early Wednesday.
The Mason County sheriff’s office says at least one other person was in the house at the time.
When deputies arrived the two suspects had fled.
The weather prevented an airlift so medics drove the woman to St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. She’s in critical condition.
October 5, 2012 at 9:55 AM
The Associated Press
SHELTON – Temperatures in the 30s overnight slowed a fast-moving wildfire near Shelton, allowing fire crews to make progress against the blaze, said Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Sarah Foster on Friday.
The fire remained at 150 acres Friday morning and 100 firefighters who worked through the night had it nearly one-third contained, Foster said.
Residents of about a dozen homes who evacuated were allowed to return.
The fire threatened about 100 structures after it took off Thursday afternoon in gusty winds. Calmer weather was forecast Friday in the Shelton area.
Meanwhile, a wildfire burning on the Colville Indian Reservation near Omak had grown to 15 square miles and was 15 percent contained Friday.
Omak fire team spokeswoman Janet Pearce said 450 firefighters are battling the blaze, and officials are keeping a wary eye on gusty winds expected later in the day.
October 5, 2012 at 7:14 AM
Remains found by a property owner clearing brush last month near Washougal, in Skamania County, have been identified as a man who had been missing since 1980. The Skamania County sheriff’s office says 39-year-old Kenneth P. Stovner lived about a half-mile away. The remains were found Sept. 23.
2. WILDFIRE THREATENING DOZENS OF HOMES NEAR SHELTON COOLS OFF
Temperatures in the 30s overnight cooled down the wildfire, says the Department of Natural Resources. The blaze remains at 150 acres Friday morning and is 30 percent contained.
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4. MAN CONVICTED IN DUPING 105-YEAR-OLD WOMAN OUT OF $1 MILLION
A Stevens County jury convicted a caretaker Thursday of taking nearly $1 million from a 105-year-old Kettle Falls woman. John “Herb” Friedlund, 79, was convicted of theft and faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced.
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SPEEA reached out this week to Boeing’s leadership to try to resolve the labor dispute. It’s holding in reserve options not only to work-to-rule and to strike but also to file a complaint with the NLRB accusing Boeing of breaking labor law by threatening to move engineering work.
7. JUVENILE CONVICTED IN ‘TUBA MAN’ DEATH BACK IN JAIL AGAIN
Billy Chambers, one of three people who as juveniles pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the 2008 fatal beating of Ed “Tuba Man” McMichael, is in trouble with the law again.
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The Mariners say they need more hitting. The question now is whether the team will spend money during the offseason to upgrade its offense. The Mariners haven’t made a major free-agent signing since giving Chone Figgins a four-year, $36 million deal in 2009.
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The lack of organized opposition in Washington state is notable against the well-funded I-502 campaign, with its big-name endorsers and recent $700,000 TV advertising buy.
10. MAN CHARGED WITH FAKING DEPLOYMENT, COLLECTING PAY
A King County jailer has been charged with using forged military documents to give himself more than a year off with pay.
October 4, 2012 at 9:17 PM
A Mason County sheriff’s spokesman says a new Western Washington wildfire burning northeast of Shelton is threatening a dozen homes and has grown to 150 acres.
Firefighters from three counties are battling it and additional state resources are being dispatched.
Chief Deputy Dean Byrd says residents of 10-12 homes in the Johns Creek area have been told they might need to leave but he adds the flames in that area appeared to be dying down a little Thursday night. Byrd said 20-25 homes earlier considered threatened near Rainbow Lake were no longer at risk.
Flames were reported burning under Bonneville Power Administration power lines in the area but Byrd says the lines have not been damaged.
No part of the fire has been contained.
Two state helicopters dropped water on the flames. Byrd says more than 40 firefighters have responded from Mason, Thurston and Grays Harbor counties.
No injuries have been reported.
The area is about 45 miles southwest of Seattle.
October 4, 2012 at 5:10 PM
UPDATE, 6:25 p.m. | The fire has spread to 15 acres, the Associated Press reports.
The Associated Press
SHELTON, Mason County – A Mason County sheriff’s spokesman says a new Western Washington wildfire burning near a lake is threatening 20-25 homes and firefighters from two counties are responding.
Chief Deputy Dean Byrd tells KOMO-TV that the 5-acre fire is “fairly close” to the homes near Rainbow Lake and deputies are alerting those residents to the danger.
About 40 firefighters and a helicopter fought the blaze late Thursday afternoon. Byrd says all fire districts in his county are responding, as well as firefighters from nearby Thurston County.
The fire is growing in tinder dry conditions and he says it’s “going to be a challenge,” Byrd said.
The fire started this afternoon and is sending up a huge plume of smoke. The cause is not yet known.
The National Weather Service says dry east winds are bringing a higher risk of wildfires to most of western Washington and western Oregon. It has issued a red flag warning for critical fire danger Thursday and Friday.
Forecasters say the winds, combined with low humidity, could cause any fire to rapidly spread out of control. The east winds should ease this weekend.
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